Owen Martell

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Owen Martell was born in 1976 and grew up in Pontneddfechan, south Wales. His first Welsh‐language novel, Cadw dyffydd, brawd, written while a student at Aberystwyth, won the Arts Council of Wales’ Welsh Book of the Year award in 2001. His second novel, Dyn yr Eiliad (The Other Man), was short‐listed for the same prize in 2004 and, according to one reviewer, is “a landmark in recent Welsh fiction”. His most recent book is Dolenni Hud, a collection of six short stories set in “Welsh” towns in the United States, produced in collaboration with photographer Simon Proffitt and accompanied by Cymru Arall / Parallel Wales, an installation shown at The LAB in San Francisco in 2008. Owen Martell works also as a translator. His adaptation of Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life will be produced by the Sherman Cymru theatre, Cardiff, in summer/autumn 2009. www.owenmartell.com

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'I like to use the languages of the various arts – literature, music, theatre...I think that is the spirit of the modern global era.'- poet Ivan Hristov spoke to SJ Fowler of 3AM magazine about the evolution of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry scene.

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Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.

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At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.

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